By Fernanda Beccaglia
The Taco Bus started as a food truck on Hillsborough Avenue.
The Taco Bus, where “broken English is perfectly spoken,” is one of the most beloved food trucks in Tampa with enough locations to feed and please the hungry crowds. Make no mistake, this is no Taco Bell.
This Tampa-based eatery has become the place for fresh, quick, Mexican food.
It started as a food truck on Hillsborough Avenue. Then, last year, it was St. Petersburg. And in January of this year, the Taco Bus got its first storefront location on Franklin Street.
Why People Love Taco Bus
Everything is cooked fresh from scratch. No canned tomatoes or pre-diced onions either. No stock or lard are used in their recipes and their tortillas are salt-free.
Taco Bus delivers traditional, real, fresh Mexican food beyond any Tex-Mex you might have had before. Chef Rene Valenzuela, owner of Taco Bus and Taqueria Monterrey, grew up in Mexico savoring Mexican street food and delivers accordingly, to make sure the flavors, freshness and tradition continues in Florida by adding creative touches, using more elaborate flavors including beef tongue and braised beef and some recipes are based on ancient Mayan recipes.
Great affordable, health-conscious menu that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.
Their Agua Frescas are made with raw fresh fruit.
Taco Bus is open to satisfy every one of your cravings. (Photo/ roaminghunger)
The butternut squash tostadas and the cochinita pibil tacos.
Open day and night, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
Their menu features daily specials, favorite and popular classics, and a variety of delicious and fresh selections of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
So if you find yourself craving beef tongue tacos in the middle of the night, Taco Bus is open to satisfy every one of your cravings.